Senior Stride

Graduation provides these eight seniors with time to reflect on past accomplishments and look forward to what the future may hold.

A Welcome Change in Cuba

Nancy Zingale, a retired St. Thomas political science professor, has been involved in educational and cultural exchanges between St. Thomas and Cuba since 1999. She was in Havana when President Barack Obama announced a significant change to U.S.-Cuban relations last December.
A sheep's brain used by Robin Willenbring as part of her work with Brainwaves.

Connecting Through Brainwaves

Robin Willenbring '12 is co-director of Brainwaves, a student-run organization based out of the Rochester Mayo Clinic that helps bring science into the classroom.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 17, 2014

This edition of Professional Notes features faculty Elizabeth Burr, Thomas Bushlack, Thomas Hickson, Robert Kennedy, Lisa Lamb, Jeni McDermott, Jennifer McGuire, Professor Emeritus Father David Smith, John Spry, Kevin Theissen, AnnMarie Thomas, Kim Vrudny, Christian Washburn and John Wendt; staff Margaret Cahill, Vern Klobassa and Eric Stevens; and students Francesca Bernardi, Cassandra Clark, Jacob Frahm, Michael Kolles and April Terres.
Solar Panels

Solar Panels Help Sustain Knowledge

The solar panels installed on the Anderson Student Center will not only reduce energy costs but also serve as a learning tool for several classes.
Exemplars Portraits

Training Young Scientists

Biology professor Dalma Martinović-Weigelt employs undergraduate researchers to study the effects of man-made stressors on aquatic systems.
Max Behna

Poised For What Comes Next

In fall 2010, this magazine profiled seven incoming freshmen with a story to tell. We find out how things have changed as they prepare for a world of opportunities.
Helpful Flowers

Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.
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Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.
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Mathematics Through the Lens of Biology

Until recently, many biologists also viewed themselves as pure experimentalists with no need for mathematics in their field, but advances in experimental techniques have generated huge amounts of data, and without mathematical modeling and analysis it would be impossible for biology to make sense of all these data.
UST Stewardship Garden

A Garden of Earthly Delights

The UST Stewardship Garden offers bountiful opportunities for research, produce and a chance to chat with neighbors.
Crittercam Sam

The Young Man and the Sea

Sam Friederichs ’07, a marine biologist and consultant for National Geographic, heads the National Geographic Crittercam billfish program. He hopes the footage he retrieves will lead to conservation achievements and funding.

Three Juniors Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.